Initially a predominantly Jewish neighbourhood, Cyrildene has transformed into a little hub of China in Joburg. Quaint tea shops, authentic Chinese delicacies, massage parlours, electronics shops and family-owned stores sit alongside one another on this strip. If you'd like a taste adventure in Jozi, get your crew of friends together and sample exotic Far Eastern food in Cyrildene on a Saturday afternoon.
22. Union Buildings
A great place to snap a selfie is in front of the Nelson Mandela Statue at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. The Union Buildings house the offices of the president and are the official seat of the national government. Although the buildings themselves are not open to the public, don't be surprise to see tourists snapping photos of the gorgeous, intricate gardens and the buildings themselves, which are considered an architectural masterpiece.
Bursting with family entertainment, Carnival City Casino and Entertainment World is packed with casino games, dance and musical performances at the 500-seat Mardi Gras Theatre, boxing matches, gala dinners, concerts, a cinema and KidZone. Head to Brakpan and spend a weekend laughing, eating, playing and being treated to an extravaganza of entertainment at this destination.
If you've heard a local talking about "Bronkies", they're talking about the Bronkhorstspruit Dam which sits near a small town of Bronkhorstspruit less than 100km from Joburg. You can ride a boat on the river or even turn on your jet-skis and dabble in leisurely water sport on the dam. Make a weekend of it and camp in the adjoining nature reserve, fish, bird watch, swim in the pools or enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants overlooking the dam.
For a unique shopping experience, spend a Sunday browsing through the arts and crafts at the African Craft Market, conveniently located next to Rosebank Mall. Vendors hailing from the likes of Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Congo, and the Ivory Coast, sell caftans, carvings, beadwork, footwear, sculptures, throw pillows and curios to international travellers and local visitors.